As many years as I've been stitching and I've NEVER had an ORT (old ragged threads) Jar. I always have a coaster with an edge to it that I put my threads in and then empty it into the trash each night. A couple of weeks ago I thought it would be fun to do one and see how quickly I can fill it up and all the different colors that will be in it.
The search was on! I was scouring my house looking for a jar that would be just right. It was then I realized I had NO empty jars sitting around anywhere that could be used. Since I tend to be an impatient person once I have an idea in my head, I decided I needed to just go buy one. Off to the dollar store I went. Gotta love a store that EVERYTHING in it is only $1.00. And oh darn, it just happens to be right next to Hobby Lobby, which is in the plaza right next to my job #2, so there was really no excuse for me not being able to get to both stores for some shopping. *giggles*.
Here is the jar I bought. It is about 4"x4"x4".
I started collecting threads in it on May 25th. I have no idea how long it will take to fill, but I'll keep you posted with occasional pictures along the way.
Do you have an ORT Jar? If so, how long does it take you to fill yours? What do you do with your threads once it's filled? Feel free to share, as I'd love to hear your stories. :)
Editor's Note: I had people start sending me pics of their jars after I published this post, so I started an album on Facebook. You can see them here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.583558388332645.1073741827.130090270346128&type=3 You can also send me your picture if you want to have it included. It's sort of neat to see the different jars people use and what's in them. :)